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Wednesday, March 14 • 10:30am - 11:30am
HathiTrust: Ten Years, 16 Million Volumes, and the Road Ahead

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In 2008, the HathiTrust was launched with the mission: "To contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge." Now in its tenth year, HathiTrust has evolved into an organization of over 125 research libraries partnering to develop services and and a range of transformative programs enabled by working at a very large scale. A sketch of the HathiTrust profile reveals a trusted digital preservation service enabling the broadest possible access worldwide, including over 16 million total digitized items (volumes), 7.7 million book titles, 428,000 serial titles, over 1 million U.S. federal government documents, and a copyright review program that has contributed to the determination of 5.9 million items for open viewing via public domain status or Creative Commons licensing. To further leverage the benefits of HathiTrust as a large-scale digital library, the partnership is developing a massively-scaled shared print program and continues to build out the HathiTrust Research Center, which is positioned to offer scholars high-performance computational access to the 5.5 billion pages of text from the digital library for visualization, analysis, and research. This session will offer an overview of HathiTrust, its current programs, strategic directions, and the significant challenges it is undertaking.

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John Butler

Associate University Librarian for Data & Technology, University of Minnesota

Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Olin-Rice 350